Comprehensive internal preventive examination

preventive-examConsists of a comprehensive medical examination by an internist, a complete laboratory check-up, evaluation of the effect of risk on your health and proposal for minimising this effect, early commencement of treatment in the case of uncovered disease and proposal of further measures to be taken.

The course of preventive medical examination

All examinations (blood samples, ECG, physical exam) take place in a single day at the office and last approximately 60 - 90 minutes.

We receive the results of laboratory tests the next day and we then invite the client for an interview with the physician.

This physician informs client of their results, provides them with a medical report, eventually proposes  further treatment or therapeutic measures and may offer consultations as to change in lifestyle or may propose other examinations.

A person should undergo a preventive medical  examination at least once a year. This way, there is high possibility of uncovering disease or risk factors at the onset. The examination also helps reveal early stages of cancer.

Content of preventive  medical examination

1) History - detailed information about current and previous state of health, illness and disease suffered in both childhood and adulthood, all injuries and undergone surgery, determination of risk factors, lifestyle, family history of monitored diseases (cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc.)

2) Checking vaccinations - mandatory, recommended, eventual revaccination and booster shots

3) Measuring blood pressure (BP) and pulse

4) Complete physical examination:

  • Overall state of health examination - using physical methods – determining the state of internal organs-heart, arteries, lungs, liver, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, skin, locomotory system.
  • Basic oncological examination-lymph nodes, skin tumours, thyroid gland, oral cavity, etc.
  • Eyesight examination –  using optotypes (to determine eventual short-sightedness and the necessity of eyeglasses), examination of colour vision
  • General neurological examination – examination of the overall state of the nervous system, skeletal muscle innervation, reflexes

5) ECG – examination of the heart

6) Laboratory urine analysis – this involves examining kidney and urinary tract /ureters, urinary bladder, urethra/ function

7) Laboratory  analysis of the blood:

  • ESR ( erythrocyte sedimentation rate ) – may be increased in the case of inflammation and tumours
  • Na, K, Cl, urea + creatinine – assessment of renal and adrenal function
  • Blood glucose -  to rule out diabetes
  • Uric acid  ( in  the blood)- to rule out gout
  • Bilirubin , ALT, AST, ALP ( liver function tests)-to evaluate liver function and eventually  injury fun
  • Cholesterol, TG, HDL + LDL ( blood lipids),-to evaluate the risk of heart and artery disease /i.e. the risk of heart attack or stroke/
  • Complete blood count (detailed examination of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets/-this may uncover e.g. anaemia, increasing bleeding tendency, as well as blood cancer, i.e. leukaemia
  • TSH – thyroid gland hormone – for assessment of its function

8) Examination of the stool for internal bleeding- ( this test  detects presence of blood in stool) – this may uncover early intestinal cancer at a stage, with a high rate of cure !!!

9) Determining body mass index (BMI - height/weight ratio)

In case of interest, this offer may be extended to include other preventive examinations

Further laboratory tests

For example:

  • hepatitis A,B,C markers ( liver inflammation)
  • tumour markers ( e.g. PSA in men, where its elevation indicates prostate hypertrophy or tumour)
  • others

Chest X-ray

Especially useful for smokers to rule out early stage of lung cancer.

Further examinations

For example echocardiography, gastroscopy, colonoscopy and many others.

Physiotherapeutic examination and subsequent physiotherapy

In cases of back, neck and joint pain

Ophthalmologic exam

Detailed examination by an ophthalmologist

Mammological exam

Examination by a mammology specialist, including a mammograph + ultrasound, to rule out breast tumours

Urological exam for men

To rule out prostate hypertrophy or tumour

Or examination by any specialist

You request or are recommended